CWC Docs: Partners in Crime

8/24/2023; 47 minutes

Director Paromita Vohra joins moderator Bhaskar Sarkar (Film and Media Studies, UCSB) in a discussion of her film Partners in Crime, which dives into the world of copyright law, piracy, and the fluid nature of authorship. She dives into concepts like the cultural commons and the complicated nature of artistic value. She also details the social and economic contexts of the bazaar and the impacts of a rapidly changing economic landscape on art. They share perspectives on the diversity of people involved in the "illegal" market, the impacts of colonization and neoliberal practices, and the nuances of conflicting definitions of ownership. Recorded on 04/27/2023. (#39048)

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